- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Chivas Brothers - Cask Strength Edition
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Batch TM 15 001
- 57.4 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 01 Oct 2014 7:54 am by glengarry
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Whisky Reviews for Tormore 1998
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points
- I have a lot of time for the flavour profile of the typical Tormore distillate – this is no exception – defined fruits with a malty backbone and spicy underbelly make for a tasty, but quite complex drinking experience, that changes both over time and with dilution (which some will probably find essential). Evocative and well worth checking out, if you happen to see a bottle – as of writing there’s still a few lurking in the visitor centres of several Chivas owned distilleries.
Garden fresh, but still quite malty. Fruits arrive first with oranges and tangerines, both of which seem slightly reduced and soured. Then, a compote of sugared fruitiness – jelly babies – but also green apples. Vanilla is fairly pronounced and cask influence fairly high – both young sappy wood and older dry decking. Slight aromas of varnish are joined by burnt cereals, and an earthy nuttiness – walnuts. After some resting, breads and a touch of yeast. The addition of water heightens the bready aromas as well as adding lemon zest.
An impactful arrival – some will possibly be reaching for the water bottle quickly. Rather more tropical fruitiness on the palate – banana, guava and spit-roasted pineapple – all supported by high maltiness once again – golden corns, toasted cereals, some buttered popcorn. Spicing is quite prevalent here – and growing from the mid to back palate – ginger and pepper leading, some gentle anise in support. Herbalness arrives from resting for a short time – grass and a touch of mint. A few drops of water really helps here, adding in lively lemon drops as well as coconut shavings.
Medium with pepperiness and fading tropical flavours.
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